The Wood Work Story

I am a collector of goodies. I am energised by the vibrant rhythm of similar items grouped together.

Lately i have been drawn to wooden items – in particular wood that ‘works’ for us. (wood work)

I have picked up many homeless wooden kitchen implements – spoons, bowls, pepper grinders, egg cups, and more. I love the sameness of each piece, and yet the way they come alive as the different types of the wood, finishes and wear and tear stand alongside each other..

I was delighted to be invited to be part of this year’s Intellectual Property Exhibition by Robin Opperman of Umcebo Design.  It has been the perfect opportunity to take some of my collection and turn them into a few practical pieces of craft – art.

The Wood Work Spoon Table

Wood Work Stirred

What a delight to create!  I wanted to make a table from wooden spoons (and a few forks).  After much thought,  the piece of furniture emerged, with legs from cricket wickets, and a table top platform made from an old cottage pane window frame.

The Wood Work Pendant Light Fittings

Wood Work Turned

These gave me an opportunity to show off my collection of egg cups, salt and pepper grinders and random wooden bowls. So much fun to string these wooden gems together.   The final outcome is 2 sets of 3 wooden light  pendants.

NOTE – An enormous Thank you to my husband Graham,  Without who’s huge help, these would still just be ideas.

An Ink Dyed  Paper Petal Bowl with dried Yucca leaves finishes off the display

The Wood work Collection Pieces are on show and for sale at The Contemporary Artisan Gallery

Visit the Intellectual Property Website for more info about the exhibition